For the Commercial Rehabilitation of the former Weaver’s Textile Shop, 304 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
The commercial building located at 304 Glenwood Avenue had been used as office space for many years until Charles Long purchased the building in 2014. Originally constructed around 1940, the building served as the home to Weaver’s Textile Shop, which occupied this space until 1984. Over the next few decades, the storefront openings were filled in with stud walls and small arched windows, and the exterior brick was covered in stucco. The floors were carpeted and the space was subdivided into small offices, all of which were removed during the initial demolition.
The footprint of the original angled storefront was still intact behind the stud walls, so the existing storefront infill panels were removed, and new glass was installed in the entryway. Exposing the original storefront openings brought in more light, and the formerly dark entrance became bright and welcoming. New glass overhead doors were installed in the original masonry openings, and new custom steel awnings were designed to provide shade to the building. During construction, all of the stucco was removed, and the original brick was painted. Inside, the original hardwood floors were patched and refinished.
Devolve Moto opened in the Fall of 2015 and self-identifies as a “crossover” store: part cafe and part shop, offering motorcycle, surf, skate, and outdoor gear. Bringing a unique vision to that part of Raleigh – Glenwood Avenue South – which is known for its nightlife, Devolve Moto includes a new beverage counter, new seating areas, display and retail space, and two modern bathrooms along with two fitting rooms.
The Board of Directors of Capital Area Preservation, Inc. is pleased to present a 2016 Anthemion Award to Charles Long; Maurer Architecture; Atlantec Engineers, PA; Daniel C. Smith, PE Consulting Engineers for the Commercial Rehabilitation of the Former Weaver’s Textile Shop, 304 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh.